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How to Buy Health Drinks in India

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The trend to become health conscious these days has increased and the people who follow this trend strive to live a healthy lifestyle and include foods and beverages which have a high nutritional value. To cater to these people the market today is flooded with health drinks. However, when it comes to selecting health drinks in India many people select a health drink randomly without reading the contents or its nutritional value.

Health drinks can be of various types; some of them include milk, water, juices of fruits and vegetables and some of them are those that can be added to milk like Bournvita, Complan, Horlicks etc. to increase its nutritional value. Many people add these drinks to milk in order to enhance its taste. Many children loathe plain milk but like to have it flavored with chocolate or malt. As milk is considered to be one of the best sources of calcium, parents willingly add these health drinks to milk. However, very few parents check the nutritional value of such health drinks.

When you select a health drink for yourself, your children or for your entire family, make sure that you compare the nutritional value of more than two such brands before you place them on your shopping list. Check if they have sufficient amount of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and natural fibers. All this information would be very useful when you compare two brands.

Another very important thing that you should consider while selecting a health drink for your family is the age group for which you plan to buy the drink. The requirement of young kids may be different from that of an adult, an expecting mother or a senior citizen. Many brands like Bournvita have come up with different types of drinks for various age groups. Some brands like Pediasure and Complan focus on the needs of young children only and claim to be a healthy meal. So, before you shell out a huge amount to buy such drinks, you can take the advice of your family doctor or your pediatrician to know more about the nutritional needs of yourself or your child and then check if the health drink that you want to buy has plenty of it.

Check if the major part of the health drink that you choose consists of carbohydrates or proteins. For those who want to lose weight should not consume something that is high in fat or carbohydrate. Similarly, those who want to build their muscles can opt to add supplement, which is high in proteins and minerals. Most of us add such drinks to milk and most of us have milk for breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So you should choose a drink carefully.

Many companies selling health drinks in India try to lure the consumers with loads of promises. However, you should be smart enough to know your food requirement and select one that suffices it. Do not be carried away by tall claims. After all what you eat and drink does have a direct effect on your health and health is wealth so invest wisely.

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